How to travel the world and live a “normal” life

This isn’t a travel blog that will tell you how to leave everything behind and follow the siren call of travel and I’m not a travel blogger who spends their entire life on the road or in the air. But what this blog will show you is how it is possible to cultivate a deep love of traveling the world, while also living a life that allows you to make those incredible memories.

Travel stories and inspiration

I want to share with my readers an appreciation for a country’s beauty beyond the buildings that line the streets — exploring a country’s vibrant culture and visiting with the people allows a much deeper connection while traveling.

I collect memories, not countries

I think my experience of living with local host families while studying as an exchange student taught me many lessons about how to get to know a culture through its people. I collect memories, not countries.

Latest Stories

Bosphorus Cruise – Which One to Choose ?

No visit to Istanbul is complete without a Bosphorus cruise . The Bosphorus is a strait of water in Turkey about 30 kilometers long. It goes from the Sea of ​​Marmara to the Black Sea and forms a natural border between Europe and Asia. The name of the strait means “crossing the bull” and comes from the Greek myth of…

Must-Visit Moscow Parks

Muzeon Park Muzeon Park is a unique open-air museum of sculptures, the largest of its kind in our country (more than 800 works are presented in the park). Some may call it a sculpture graveyard, and it is a graveyard in a way. The sculptures of the soviet past by famous and unknown artists found their home after communism collapsed….

Budapest :Things to do on the Buda Side

The hilly Budapest Buda side , the Buda Castle and renewed, and Turkish-era thermal baths reward travelers . Separated by the Danube, the hilly Buda side is a beautiful area of Budapest with great walking paths, scenery, views of the Pest side, and it’s also home to the picturesque Fisherman’ Bastion and Buda Castle. Here what to do on Budapest’s…

Amantani Island Homestay : my Actual Experience

This is so far the only place I’ve been to where tourists are kept simple and exists in harmony with the natural way of life .
And I am not even talking about the staged to the perfection Uros tour. But tourism in general . Where selling your ingenuity and traditions means sharing and not selling out . Where you let the foreigner admire and be a part of your culture for an hour or a day just letting them in , without being a clown who dresses up and gets back to western clothing and Walmart plastic furniture right after the tourist cameras are off .

Visiting Lenin’s Mausoleum

The debate about the traditional funeral of Lenin has been going on since his death and continues. Many activists consider it inhuman to show off the deceased. Some ask for burial due to political convictions and the end of the Communism era.

Uros Floating Islands : the Show

Back in the day the Mobility was the name of the game. When political situation got tense , particularly with the arrival of the Incas , they could just move the entire island from the dangerous area . Just push it off the shore and float to safety within the 3,200-square-mile lake .Anchors made of rocks and rope would hold them in place , but not exactly . At least not all the time …

Ollantaytambo Ruins

Once a country retreat for Inca royalty and nobility, Ollantaytambo is also where the Incas also fought some of their last battles . When the conquistadors arrived, it was Ollantaytambo that stood strongest and its leader Manco Inca led successful campaigns against the Spaniards

Diamond Beach and Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon

Imagine peacock blue and arctic white 2,000-year-old icebergs floating beneath the highway bridge, then carried to sea, then dashed on the beach by the waves – this is Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. Stepping into an Ice Age for a few hours The Jokulsarlon Lagoon, azure , pristine , famous for icebergs that break off into the water , almost strategically placed…